An e-mail blast went out today from former US Senate Candidate Rick Weiland and Drey Samuelson’s organization Takeitback.org announcing the posting of a “humorous” video, noting in part:
“Party Wars is an endorsement of South Dakota’s Amendment V,” Samuelson said, “a ballot initiative that will change the State’s partisan election system to the same nonpartisan system that Nebraska uses for its legislative races.
The video got me to click, but it was so awful and unprofessional, I went back to work. But this afternoon, one of my readers pointed out something I missed because I wasn’t interested in sitting through it.
At 1:05 there is a glaring typo “weak” vs. “week,” then, at 1:20, they light the flag on fire! They actually burned a flag and filmed it!
Wait, what? Rick Weiland and crew actually burned an American flag as part of their “humorous video?” I had to look, and by God, they did:
Wow. Rick Weiland and crew actually burned an American flag as part of their “humorous video” in support of Amendment V.
Somehow, I’m not seeing how they derive humor in burning the American flag. The flag burners might think it’s an endorsement of Amendment V. But the rest of us might have a more visceral reaction.
Maybe the lesson to take away from this is that Rick Weiland and Drey Samuelson don’t really care what they burn down in their pursuit of their liberal ballot measures this election.
Because burning the American flag certainly didn’t give them any pause.